Iridium Studios, developer of the critically acclaimed Sequence, has announced the launch date for its upcoming real-time strategy title, There Came an Echo on Steam; February 24th. The studio has also released a new voice command trailer, which you can see below.
Speaking about the upcoming release, Jason Wishnov – the CEO of Iridium Studios – said:
“We’re thrilled to finally bring There Came an Echo to market. We’ve put everything we have into this game, and it shows.”
According to the studio, There Came An Echo is one of the few titles to be released to date that uses Intel RealSense technology, and Intel has reportedly worked closely with Iridium to ensure that the game is of a high quality.
The game includes Ashly Burch, Yuri Lowenthal, Laura Bailey, Cassandra Lee Morris, Cindy Robinson, and Rachel Robinson as members of the starring cast, as well as Wil Wheaton – of The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek: The Next Generation fame – as the main protagonist. Mr Wheaton also narrates the newest trailer, seen below.
There Came An Echo began crowd funding on Kickstarter at the beginning of 2013, and successfully reached its target goal at the end of March 2013, reaching a total of $115,569 from almost 4,000 backers. The voice command trailer for the game shows off the fact that you have to use voice commands in order to control your troops, although Iridium Studios have announced that the game will also be designed in order to let gamers utilize standard mouse and keyboard game controls, should they wish to do so.
In regards to the voice command controls, Iridium Studios said in the There Came An Echo Kickstarter page that:
“At various points throughout missions, your units will make various observations and come back to you with questions. “Sir, I’ve got a clear shot on an enemy target thirty meters away. Should I take the shot?” “Sir, do you want me to link back up with Grace? She’s under heavy fire.” You’ll need to survey the situation and give an informed “affirmative” or “negative”. It’s a dialogue, not a soliloquy.”
You can catch There Came An Echo on Steam from February 24th.